130 candidates with serious criminal cases in first phase of Bihar polls

By Abha Manakatala - Sun Oct 04, 1:27 pm

gavelAs many as 130 candidates with serious criminal cases against them including related to murder will contest in the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls on October 12.

Polling will be held in 49 out of 243 seats in this phase with 583 candidates in the fray.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which has prepared a report through the candidates’ affidavits obtained from Election Commission website, said 170 candidates have criminal cases against them while 130 of them contesting from 37 seats have been booked for serious non-bailable offences.

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